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Old 26th Apr 2011, 06:31
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2 minute noodles

Hi all.
After some time up north it seems that 2 minute noodles are quintessential pilot food. It must be hard to stick to that diet when your second job is night packing at Woolies
What is your favorite brand?. For me the best brand is Mi goreng. Its hard go past the handy 5 packs ,low price and added spices
How do you spice it up,add an egg?, maybe something fancy like a frozen prawn. What is your favorite recipe?
Any tips for budget eating while living the dream?
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 06:39
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Haha, add an egg.
I have done that on occasions - just break it in and stir it in. Has to be good for you, - doesn't it ?
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 06:47
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Talking CMB

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 06:47
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Master Beta, as someone who is proving to be a half decent Nut Strangler, you must learn to deal with these issues of Pilot Envy...it's not doing you any good.

In regards to your topic...consume the Mi Goreng noodles in moderation, they are loaded with fat.
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I'd be more worried about the amount of preservatives. A lot of nasty stuff if you eat more than a couple a week!
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 08:22
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Ahh there is nothing better than being on a Jetstar flight and they are serving up 2 minute noodles, NOT ! Stinks the hell out of the cabin !

You could mention your taste for 2 minute noodles on your Jetstar application if you've got one in !!!!!!
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 10:16
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Good thread, almost as important as the 'top end' thread.

I used to cook chicken pieces and mix it through. You can also add chili paste to spice it up, or cajan seasoning

Mi goreng would have to be the best, although I used to keep a bag of maggi chicken noodles in my nav bag. You crush the noodles while still in the pack, add the seasoning and eat them raw. Works a treat if you're stuck somewhere and didn't have time to eat. They dont taste half bad like this either. Make sure you drink lots of water though, the noodles swell up in your stomach and suck the fluid out of you.

Keeps you feeling full though

Another good one is tinned corned beef, or spam. They also mix well through maggi beef noodles
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 10:40
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Boil noodles (don't use flavouring), stir in sweet chilli flavoured canned tuna, re-heat and add grated cheese....wash down with schooner, drive to girlfriends place while taking a grilling phone call from CP for not filling in MR.....get home (caravan) late and have canned peaches with long-life custard...go to sleep on mattress that I prefer not to think about too much...get up and drive 1974 model corolla to work which has a cracked dizzy cap and over-heats.....Aaahhh the memories, thank god for 2 minute noodles.
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If you are near the ocean or a river then learn how to fish, build a crab pot and pick rock oysters. Freshwater crays from inland dams make a great meal. a couple of cherry tomato plants in pots. i found when living up north that there were always bananas and paw paw ect growing somewhere near roads ect. working at woolies you should check out back for the spoils they toss. The hungrier you get the more wise you get.
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I remember about 20 odd years ago being out bush for a few weeks and constantly filling up on the Maggi 2 min noodles. After a few days I was constantly lethargic and had difficulty concentrating on anything. Would hate to be trying to live on that stuff and fly at the same time.
I doubt ICI chemicals have an inventory that goes anywher near the label on the pack.
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2 min...

Not to mention the good ole baked beans, oh and the healthy food that was always sold on the plethora of Aboriginal communities, and one wonders why health issues...
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I'm an avid fan of Mi Goreng. I've turned making it into a fine art.
Bulk packs of cereal don't go astray too.
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How do you spice it up,add an egg?


Add plenty of sambal or kecap manis. It's the only way to do it!!
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You want Spice in a Noodle..

Agreed, what a great thread!

If you want real spice in a 2 minute noodle, go for the Korean Brand Nong Shim, 'SHIN RAMYUN' Noodle Soup! Its a Red packet and found in all coles and wooleys. High heat chili flavour. I used to add a bit of red onion, cabbage, and or some bok choy to make it extra filling! Worth a try if you like some real heat!

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Can't believe anyone is eating 2 minute noodles; should ban the stuff. In my day I had a cupboard full of black n gold branded baked beans and a freezer full of bread; shit through the eye of needle at 10 paces but good n cheap. Today though, one can buy packets of dried pasta and jars of various flavoured pasta sauces, and long-keeping jars of olives and capers, very cheaply indeed. In less than twenty minutes you can be eating. MREs are another option but here in Aus are difficult to find unless you can access an Indian supermarket.
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Speaking as an old hand eating 2 minute noodles, I concur with most of the above.
However, avoid Maggi/ western brands at all cost! Mie goreng or Indo Mie are the way to go with all the sachets of goodies they include (and crazily are cheaper). For extras, I poach a few eggs on top and, wait for it, grate a bit of tasty cheese on top! Give it all a bit of a stir and go for it. Tasty and filling. Excellent and cheap emergency food. Actually, my stomach has just started to grumble....!
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mmmmm

heins beans in the handy middle size tin. rip the lid off (dont lick it... you'll eventually cut your tongue) smash em down Solo-man style, leap in and fire up the sh#tbox old 210 full of your indige Cuzins, drop a fart that would make superman wince and watch for the response from the back. Blame it on the passenger in the front seat. Payback is a bitch!
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apalling spelling

St Vinnies in Stuart Park do a great spread, just bandage up an arm, leg or yer head to merge in with the cognescenti.

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AGS99 I almost thought you were going to lead on to some sort of impromptu Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) like the Blue Angels C130
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Always had the noodle packs in the cupboard for when I came in tired, or had come from the Yacht Club and didn't want to spend the time before hitting the sheets. There were also a couple of Chinese restaurants that were frequented on a rotating basis. Cheap and filling, havent eaten so much rice before or since. Liked some of their noodle dishs, and had them often, but noticed that on the following days I felt itchy. Then found out about MSG, which was used with a heavy hand by their cook, so had to forego those ones on their menu. In Suva, just down the hill from my flat, was a great Pizza place (forget the name), -when sitting in a cubicle listening to the jazz music would smother them in sweet chilli sauce - delicious - but would pay for it the next morning..
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